Lo Weda Sangarawa was composed by Ven. Vīdāgama Maitreya Mahathera in the 15th century. This venerable poet flourished during the Kotte period of Sri Lankan history, which saw a revival of Sinhala literature, and is the best known among his literary works, both for its remarkable poetic excellence and the vast impact it has made on the lives of the Buddhists ever since it was composed.
Couched in the classical Sinhala metre abounding in alliteration, the poem is a perfect blend of sound and sense. Its powerful diction is marked by an effective employment of stirring metaphors and similes both Canonical and original. (Bhikkhu K. Nāṇānanda)